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Are We Naturally Savage Jerks?

With another week’s worth of reading from the Great Books logged, I’m wondering how anyone who has any degree of familiarity with this body of literature could possibly maintain that it’s irrelevant to life in the modern world. The themes … Continue reading

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Drinking the Hemlock

It’s Great Books Monday here at the Western Tradition, and the top hits of Western Civilization just keep on coming. If you have done all the readings since we began in January, you have logged over 1,000 pages by this … Continue reading

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“Please Don’t Read This”

It’s Great Books Monday, and I want to thank everyone who has encouraged me or otherwise given me feedback on this project. We are still in the early stages of this reading plan, and I want to emphasize again that … Continue reading

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